It seems like there are a zillion shopping carts out there.
Once every couple of weeks, I hear about a new piece of online software that allows sellers to sell online.
So why did I go ahead and created Workorder when there were so many solutions that already existed?
When I looked at what was generally available, I realized how heavy weight existing solutions were. Stripe and PayPal already offered 90% of what we — as online business persons — needed to get paid.
Invoicing is a solved problem.
Creating a landing page and a website is already solved too.
What I wanted to have, however, was a page that I could just forward to my clients and have them tell me what they want, and complete the entire purchase without having to email me.
I wanted to productize my freelancing services as much as possible.
What I also liked was how Fiverr allowed service providers to offer extras and addons. If you talk to marketers, they refer these addons as upsells. I don’t like the word very much (even though I used it on Workorder’s website).
But these addons provides tremendous value to both the buyer and the seller.
For the buyer, it raises awareness that certain “extras” cost money. It defines clearly what the rates are and what’s included (and what’s not).
For the seller, listing these extras can increase revenue when it’s appropriate to charge.
Workorder is how I like to sell my freelancing services. It’s a simple, one-page checkout where my clients can order what they want, a la carte.
I hope you find it useful as I have.